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  1. Biologists home in on paleo gut for clues to our evolutionary history

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... years to our last common ancestor. Researchers hope to reconstruct the ancestral 'paleo gut' that went with our paleo diet, and use the gut bacteria to track human migration. Posted: 2016-07-21 19 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  2. Historical records miss a fifth of global warming: NASA

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new NASA-led study finds that almost one-fifth of the global warming that has occurred in the past 150 years has been missed by historical records due to quirks in how global temperatures were recorded. ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  3. Blood of King Albert I identified after 80 years

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The death of King Albert I of Belgium in 1934 -- officially a climbing accident -- still fuels speculation. Forensic geneticists have now compared DNA from blood found on the scene in 1934 to that of two ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  4. Can't see the wood for the climbers: Vines threatening tropical forests

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... tropical forests are at risk of taking hundreds of years to re-grow because of lianas, which spread rapidly following extensive tree-felling. Posted: 2016-07-22 13:32:41 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  5. How rope was made 40,000 years ago

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Rope and twine are critical components in the technology of mobile hunters and gatherers. In exceptional cases impressions of string have been found in fired clay and on rare occasions string was depicted ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  6. Lack of sleep increases a child's risk for emotional disorders later

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... inadequate sleep in childhood produces elevated risk for emotional disorders in later years. Posted: 2016-07-22 14:41:37 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  7. Record-breaking volcanic kettle on Iceland explored

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The Bárdarbunga eruption on Iceland has broken many records. The event in 2014 was the strongest in Europe since more than 240 years. The hole it left behind, the so-called caldera, is the biggest caldera ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  8. Cougars could save lives by lowering vehicle collisions with deer

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... study, the researchers found that within 30 years of cougars recolonizing the Eastern U.S., large cats could thin deer populations and reduce vehicle collisions by 22 percent -- each year preventing five ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  9. Red meat consumption linked with increased risk of developing kidney failure

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Red meat intake was strongly associated with an increased risk of kidney failure among Chinese adults in Singapore who were followed for an average of 15.5 years, a new report suggests. No association ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  10. How can medical centers transform their patient safety culture?

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... culture by 8 percent over the course of two years. Posted: 2016-07-15 15:27:01 ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  11. In the blink of a cosmic eye: Chance microlensing events probe galactic cores

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... are often hundreds of millions or even billions of light years away, so are difficult to study in any detail. Natural gravitational 'microlenses' can provide a way to probe these objects, and now a team ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  12. Bacteria can multiply disease-inducing genes to rapidly cause infection

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    More than 22 years ago, researchers discovered an infection strategy of human pathogenic Yersinia bacteria -- a protein structure in bacterial cell-walls that resembled a syringe. The structure, named ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  13. Humans are not the only ones who produce halogenated organic pollutants

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... that these compounds are only produced and released by human activity. However, in recent years, over 5,000 naturally-occurring organohalogen compounds have been identified, and evidence suggests that ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  14. Fukushima and the oceans: What do we know, five years on?

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A major international review of the state of the oceans five years after the Fukushima disaster shows that radiation levels are decreasing rapidly except in the harbor area close to the nuclear plant itself ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  15. Exploring the prehistory of Palawan Island through human remains

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers are excavating human remains from caves in Palawan Island in the Philippines to learn more about the diversity of burial and other cultural practices over the past 10,000 years. Posted: ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  16. Earliest art in the Americas: Ice Age image of mammoth or mastodon found in Florida

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    Researchers have discovered a bone fragment, approximately 13,000 years old, in Florida with an incised image of a mammoth or mastodon. This engraving is the oldest and only known example of Ice Age art ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  17. Texas experts bring science and policy to hydraulic fracturing debate

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Science & Society

    ... and untangle the knowns and unknowns of a process that is expected to constitute perhaps half of the nation's total natural gas supplies in coming years. Posted: 2011-07-21 22:04:04 ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  18. Fool's gold gives scientists priceless insight into Earth's evolution

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    Fool's gold is providing scientists with valuable insights into a turning point in the Earth's evolution, which took place billions of years ago. Posted: 2011-07-22 20:28:28 ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  19. Butterfly study sheds light on convergent evolution: Single gene controls mimicry across different species

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    For 150 years scientists have been trying to explain convergent evolution. One of the best-known examples of this is how poisonous butterflies from different species evolve to mimic each other's color ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  20. Ancient footprints show human-like walking began nearly 4 million years ago

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Fossils & Ruins

    Scientists have found that ancient footprints in Laetoli, Tanzania, show that human-like features of the feet and gait existed almost two million years earlier than previously thought. Posted: 2011-07-20 ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
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